The holidays are a time for fun, laughter, and lots of indulging. When you feel like getting back into a routine, use our no-stress post-holiday wellness plan to snap back fast.
It's easy (and perfectly okay!) to overdo it during the holidays. After all, they only happen once a year. But once the guests are gone, and decorations come down, getting back to a routine can be just as comforting. Especially when you focus on caring for yourself: mind, body, and soul. Try this gentle, no-stress post-holiday wellness plan to help you bounce back.
It's tempting to cram our to-do lists with all the aspirational goals. Start a new diet, work out every day, drink green smoothies. If that usually works for your New Year reset, go for it! But if you find yourself overwhelmed by trying to do it all, take it easy! Set goals you know you can achieve and stick to them (aka, baby steps)—it's much easier to stay motivated.
For the love of pie, eat the pie! But post-holiday, trade those indulgent foods for healthy, wholesome ones. Add all the fruits, veggies, and legumes you've been neglecting back into your diet. Find new, exciting recipes or go back to the tried-and-true you already love.
Exercise is one of those post-holiday health tips that's hard to start but feels oh-so-good once you get going. Not only can it keep your physical health in tip-top shape, but it can also clear your mind and put you in a better mood.
And yes, it's a cliche for a reason: The best exercise is the one you'll do! Choose activities that bring you joy and aim for consistency.
Just because the holidays are over doesn't mean your regular days won't be busy! If you work a demanding job or have young children to care for, adding mindfulness to your daily routine could help you wind down.
Don't let that word intimidate you. You don't need to be a Buddhist monk to meditate! All you need is 10 minutes of peace and quiet every day. You could even follow guided meditation videos online to get started.
Easing back into a routine feels better with some pampering. Forget spending hundreds of dollars at a professional spa if you don't want to. You can do it all from your home. A face mask, bubble bath, nourishing hair mask, and mani-pedi are bound to get your spirits up. But "officially" block off the time for real—you deserve it!
A post-holiday detox can be rewarding and fun if you don't put too much pressure on yourself. Avoid comparing yourself to others or focusing too much on what you'll have to do when your busy routines start up again. Make time to just "be"—whatever that means for you, no judgments!
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